Arrietty - Trailer
Director Hiromasa YonebayashiYear 2011Genre(s) Animation
14-year-old Arrietty Clock and her family live under the floorboards of a house in western Tokyo. They are 'tiny people' - or borrowers - whose survival depends on 'borrowing' things that humans won't miss, such as a single sugar cube. But their existence must be kept a secret from humans, which is why they are kept hidden and why they only borrow at night.
The house the Clock family live under belongs to a woman called Sadako. When her twelve-year-old great-nephew Sho comes to stay, Arrietty accidentally reveals herself to the human boy and the two strike up an unlikely friendship, much to the horror of Arrietty's parents, Homily and Pod.
The Clocks' lives are endangered however, when Homily goes missing. It is up to Pod, Arrietty and their borrower friend Spiller, to find her.
Arrietty is produced by Studio Ghibli and inspired by the popular children's novel The Borrowers by Mary Norton. It is the Japanese animation studio's 17th release since it was formed in 1985. Studio Ghibli have previously released 'Ponyo' in 2008; and 'Spirited Away' in 2001, which remains their only film to win an Oscar for Best Animated Feature.
With the voices of: Saoirse Ronan, Tom Holland, Mark Strong, Olivia Colman, Phyllida Law, and Geraldine McEwan.
Directed by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Tom Holland, Mark Strong, Olivia Colman, Phyllida Law, Geraldine McEwan